Determinants Of E-business Diffusion: A Test Of The Technology Diffusion Perspective

Based on the technology diffusion theory and the technology-organization-environment (TOE) framework, this research grows a study model to review the determinants of e-business diffusion. The study model examines the influence of technological context (IS infrastructure and IS expertise), organizational context (organizational compatibility and expected benefits of e-business) and environmental context (competitive pressure and trading partner readiness) on e-business diffusion.

E-business diffusion is seen as a two sizes: inner integration and exterior diffusion. Data gathered from 163 IS executives in large Taiwanese firms were employed to test the relationships between the research model constructs using a structural formula modeling (SEM) approach. Among the TOE factors, the results uncover that IS infrastructure, IS knowledge, expected benefits of e-business, and competitive pressure are important factors shaping e-business diffusion. Implications for practice and research are discussed.

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